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CATEGORY: Medal of Honor
Vietnam War Helicopter Pilot to Receive Medal of Honor
June 23, 2016

Vietnam veteran Charles Kettles will be awarded the Medal of Honor next month for his heroic actions as a helicopter pilot nearly 50 years ago. Read More

WWI Hero Henry Johnson Finally Receives Medal of Honor
June 2, 2015

Private Henry Johnson, a member of the all-black unit known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” used a rifle, a knife and his hands to fight off nearly two dozen German soldiers during World War I. Read More

151 Years Later, Gettysburg Hero Awarded Medal of Honor
November 10, 2014

Alonzo Cushing, a Union lieutenant killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, has finally received the Medal of Honor 151 years after his death. Read More

The Medal of Honor: 6 Surprising Facts
July 12, 2012

Discover six things you may not know about the Medal of Honor, which was signed into law 150 years ago, and its recipients. Read More